The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

East Carolina University
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2012-2013 Outstanding Senior


Kristen Everett (left) is Finalist of Distinction and Jake Subash (right) is the 2012-2013 Outstanding Senior

Kristen B. Everett was selected as a finalist of distinction for the Outstanding Senior Award and East Carolina University and she received a check for $500 from the chapter. Kristen is a graduate of Zebulon Vance high school in Charlotte. She entered the university as an East Carolina scholar and she will graduate in May 2013 summa cum laude with a BS in Public Health Studies. As a freshman, Kristen worked with TrueStars mentoring and created a six-week liturgical dance program for young girls. Two years ago, she studied abroad with the Religoius Studies program in India. She is presently working on her honorís thesis with Dr. Collier in the Brody School of Medicine examining clinical interventions in childhood obesity. She is also completing a 150 hour preceptorship with the ECU Pediatric Gasteroenterology Speciality Clinic. She is the President of the Golden Key International Honor Society and Vice President of Leadership for Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society.† Her leadership and service on campus was recognized when she was named an Elite Pirate. Kristen is Early Assurance Scholar and she will enter the Brody School of Medicine in the fall of 2013. Her passion is primary care and her ultimate goal as a physician is to prevent health complications by helping patients to lead healthy lifestyles.

Jacob Jonathan Subash was named the Outstanding Senior at East Carolina University for 2012-2013. He received a plaque and a check $1000 from the chapter. Jake emigrated from India to Greenville and attended J. H. Rose high school.† He entered the university as an East Carolina Scholar and recipient of the Brody School of Medicine Early Assurance Award. He will graduate in May of 2013 summa cum laude with a degree in biochemistry. Jake has conducted research since his freshman year at the Brody School of Medicine and is completing his honors thesis on the translational control of MRNAs in the germline that decides the date of gametes in C. elegans. He has presented this research and plans to publish a paper from the results. Jake studied abroad during his sophomore year in Sweden and was able to travel extensively in Europe during that time. On campus, Jake works as a resident advisor in Garrett, the honors residence hall where he developed programming for other resident advisors. He is the vice president of selection for Omicron Delta Kappa and organized a free science fair for the newly formed, A Time for Science. Jake will enter the Brody School of Medicine in the fall of 2013 and it still undecided about whether he will emphasize a clinical or a research path. He does know, however, that he wants to eventually join Doctors without Borders for a couple of years to provide urgent medical care to people in countries torn apart by war and disaster.